Picked up my LR3 rims from Greg - now I am looking at AT tire options.
Seems like the cooper zeons 285/60/18 are the obvious choice - but I do not see a spec for weight or max inflation pressure on their web site and not sure if I should be worried about wheel arch clearance on the sport ? What are people's expereince with these on road (noise, gas mileage handling, etc. ) ?
The Pirelli Scorpion ATR 255/60/18 gets good reviews on tirerack from landrover owners - it is XL rated (at that size) and close to my current tires in weight. Yes that size is smaller than the cooper - but still gives me overall lift (1.3" more diameter) compared to my current SV 255/50/19 (and deeper side wall). Maybe better on-road performance - and much better than the Scorpion Verde in the sand, mud, gravel.
The BFG AT - (265/60/18 XL) K02 gets the #1 rating on tirerack for AT tires. What are downsides of that versus Cooper
Firestone Desstination AT is #2 rated - and a lot cheaper. Should that even be on the list to consider ? Not XL loead rated - but a few landrover owner reviews are positive.
Americas Tire has Cooper Discoverer ATP - which seems specific to them - cross between Zeon and AT3.
Finally any advantages of Toyo Open Country, Nitto TG, General Grabber AT2 over any of the above that I should consider.
I want to preserve as much of my on-road ride/handling/performance/noise as possible (since I spend 90% of my time there) with significant improvement in off road traction - not looking to do serious rock climbing or anything like that - but better sand/mud/gravel performance (not having to get the sand ladders out in Hunder Ranch for example